Dr. Perencevich is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine with appointments in the Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, as well as a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology in the University of Iowa, College of Public Health. Perencevich is currently Director of CADRE (Center for Comprehensive Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation) at the Iowa City VA Health Care System, which is funded by the VA HSR&D service.

Our research group is comprised of a methodologically diverse team of faculty, fellow and student investigators with backgrounds in infectious disease clinical practice, hospital epidemiology, epidemiology, medical anthropology, health psychology, spatial analysis, informatics and biostatistics.

Research in the group focuses on preventing and treating infections in the healthcare environment. Our ultimate goal is to make hospital stays safer and free of infection. Major focuses areas for our research include: